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LaHood Highway Named

Thu, 03 Jul 2014 09:43:24 CDT
By: AP

Former U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood now has a stretch of highway named after him in his hometown of Peoria. The section of Interstate 74 running through the city's downtown was the focus of a $500 million, multi-year upgrade that LaHood was a driving force behind. But , he insists the honor shouldn't go to him alone but to all of those who worked on the project. He boasted of the road's quality, saying, ``You don't see many potholes ... even after a brutal winter.'' Governor Pat Quinn praised the Republican LaHood for his bipartisan leadership as a congressman and Cabinet secretary. Quinn said central Illinois is known for that unity of purpose.

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